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  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on March 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

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  • Op-Ed: Do Hindus in Bangladesh, Kashmir and Pakistan have a future?
    by Rachel Avraham on March 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Following the recent terror in Kashmir, will Hindus be forced out of every area in the Indian subcontinent that presently has a Muslim majority?   Last week, a grenade blew up in Kashmir, injuring 18 people.  This incident occurred after a Pakistani Islamist terror group murdered 40 Indian soldiers in the disputed region, which both Pakistan […] The post Op-Ed: Do Hindus in Bangladesh, Kashmir and Pakistan have a future? […]

  • How to Make Eastern Europe’s Gray Zone less Gray?
    by Andreas Umland on March 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    The US’s Baltic and Adriatic Charters could become templates for embedding Ukraine and Georgia as well as, perhaps, Moldova and Azerbaijan into a provisional multilateral security structure.   By Iryna Vereshchuk and Andreas Umland It is remarkable how strongly some international organizations’ coverage of the East-Central European and South Caucasian post-Soviet space has come to […] The post How to Make Eastern […]

  • Anti-Kim Resistance Organization Declares North Korea’s ‘Government-in-exile’
    by Mark (Won Min) Seo on March 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    On the 100th annual anniversary of the Koreas’ March 1st anti-colonial resistance movement, a North Korean underground resistance organization called Free Joseon (formally known as Cheollima Civil Defense [CCD]) declared the country’s provisional “government-in-exile” with their adamant self-determination to “dedicate themselves to abolish the ‘Great Evil.’” An anonymous young woman wearing Hanbok […]

  • Secondary literature list for my seminar “Ukraine between the European and Eurasian Unions” @UniJena, in April-June 2019 (books, journals, websites)
    by Andreas Umland on March 13, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    “Ukraine between the European and Eurasian Unions: Revolution, War, Reform” The seminar aims to introduce Master-students into one of Europe’s critical conflicts today, and to illustrate, using the example of Ukraine, inter-relation between Europeanization, post-Soviet transformation and security politics. We will touch upon general themes of European studies, like democracy promotion, neighborhood policies, transposition of […]

  • Venezuela’s Dilemma And Where Energy Fits
    by Joe Gurowsky on March 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

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  • Ukraine’s South as a New Geopolitical Flashpoint
    by Andreas Umland on March 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Four factors make further tensions between Russia and Ukraine along the shores of the Crimean peninsula and Azov Sea probable.   On 25 November 2018, at the Kerch Strait, Russia attacked as well as captured three Ukrainian navy vessels, and arrested their 24 sailors. The maritime clash indicates that the focal point of the […] The post Ukraine’s South as a New Geopolitical Flashpoint appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Repurposing the Human Brain: Lessons in Russian- and our own- reality reversal
    by FPA Administrator on March 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm

         At the “Valdai Discussion Club” in February 2012, Putin accused the West of employing “a matrix of tools and methods to reach foreign policy goals without the use of arms but by exerting information and other levers of influence . . . to develop and provoke extremist, separatist and nationalistic attitudes, to manipulate […] The post Repurposing the Human Brain: Lessons in Russian- and our own- […]

  • Is Turkey exploiting the international community in order to suppress dissent?
    by Rachel Avraham on March 5, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    According to Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut, Erdogan throws around charges of being a Gulenist or associated with Jews or a member of a terror group in the framework of spreading “conspiracy theories” against his opponents.  According to Turkish journalist Rafael Sadi, “Erdogan’s government is very scared and is looking everywhere for Gulenists.  They are suspicious […] The post Is Turkey exploiting the […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on February 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm

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  • Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    by Ellen Bresnick on February 21, 2019 at 1:41 am

    In October of last year, the Nobel Committee awarded Dr. Denis Mukwege with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Mukwege is a world-renowned gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who established the Panzi Hospital, which practices a holistic approach to providing assistance to survivors of sexual assault. Congo has been deemed by the international […] The post Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

  • The Absence of Justice for Syrians and Iraqis
    by Richard Basas on February 20, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    The generation that inherited the world right after the fall of Nazi Germany were in a unique position to teach future generations about how we should address justice after thousands of families lost their relatives during the war. While many former members of Hitler’s government were put on trial at Nuremberg, prosecuted and given their […] The post The Absence of Justice for Syrians and Iraqis appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on February 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

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  • International Implications of Ukraine’s Decentralization
    by Andreas Umland on February 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    The local governance reform that Kyiv started in 2014 will, if successful, have cross-border repercussions by way of making the Ukrainian state more resilient, compatible with the EU, and a model for other post-Soviet republics. The currently ongoing decentralization reform in Ukraine leads to beneficial effects for the everyday life of citizens. Public administration becomes […] The post International Implications of Ukraine’s […]

  • De-bunking Russian Language Myths About Ukraine and the Baltics
    by Jason Anderson on February 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Since conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in early 2014, regional observers have worried that Russia could instigate a similar incursion in the Baltics to ‘protect ethnic Russians.’ Seemingly – goes the narrative – the ethnic Russians are identified as those who speak Russian. The reality in these countries, however, is far from that clear-cut distinction. […] The post De-bunking Russian Language Myths About […]

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